Explore 62° North AS

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Explore 62° North AS
Indre kulen 55
6718 Deknepollen

Phone +47 99 69 81 13
bottlemail @ explore62.com

VAT 922 319 502 MVA

Iban: NO23 3633 6205 349

  • Sail with Explore 62 north and explore Nordfjord and Sunnmore alps in Norway

    Welcome to Nordfjord and Sunnmore alps!

    Sail and Hike in Hoddevik @explore62
  • Sail with Explore 62 north and explore Nordfjord and Sunnmore alps in Norway
    Surfing in Hoddevik @nordicretreats
  • Sail with Explore 62 north and explore Nordfjord and Sunnmore alps in Norway
    Surfing in Hoddevik @nordicretreats
  • Sail with Explore 62 north and explore Nordfjord and Sunnmore alps in Norway
    Ski and sail Sunnmore alps @christeroyre

Ski & sail Sunnmore alps

Ski and sail Sunnmore alps is a trip for those of you who like the idea of powder skiing and ski touring in the untouched mountains in Hjørundfjord at the west coast of Norway.

Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords of Norway. Among the rugged, wildest and most beautiful mountain areas in western Norway the fjord creates a unique scenery for our ski and sail adventures. The view with blue steep fjord and white mountains with powder snow will guaranteed make memories for life!

5 days trip where we ski touring new mountains every day due to weather conditions. Season is from February to May. Read more and book your trip...

  • Euro 1.960 pr. person
Video from ski touring in Sunnmore alps

Explore Nordfjord

In our summer adventure we sail the amazing Nordfjord and explore new activities like surfing, climbing, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking every day. Perhaps we meet some sea eagles and catch some Norwegian wild salmons. All in one fjord.

  • Surfing in Hoddevik
  • Hiking Hornelen sea cliff
  • Climbing Via Ferrata in Loen
  • Mountain biking in Gloppen
  • Euro 1.980 pr. person
6 days with Norwegian fun and new adventures / activities every day. Read more and book your trip...

Video from Explore Nordfjord

Exclusive trips with Westland

Sometimes we have an open window in our sailing schedule where it is possible to book the boat for Exclusive trips.

Our beautiful sailboat, Westland is 45 feet and the design are inspired by Colin Archer with pilothouse.

Westland takes a maximum of 7 passengers and staff of 2. There are 2 cabins in front, both with 2 single beds. The master cabin has one twin bed and one single bed. There are two saloons, one in the pilothouse and one underneath deck.

Video from Westland

SY Westland

Together we prepares and serves delicious high-quality meals based on local produce. Spend time by the fireplace in our saloon: read, relax, share stories and make plans for the next day. Sleeping cabins are small but cozy and comfortable. In the evening we dock the boat in charming villages along the fjord and wake up in beautiful surroundings ready for a new day of adventure.

There are two saloons, one in the pilothouse and one underneath deck. Westland have a large generator who supply us with electrisity for lights and charging your laptop and phones. We also have free wifi onboard.

About all our trips

First note! About our concept "ski and sail" We mostly use the motor because of time schedule but we host the sail when we have time and wind conditions to sail. Norway at winter time have fast changing wind conditions in the fjords surrounded by high mountains.

Second note! All explorers must help out with some "work" onboard, like prepare breakfast / dinner and hoist the mainsail. Westland is not a cruise ship but more likely an expedition boat. It is important that every explorer has the right expectations and understands our concept correctly.

Third note! This very first season, 2020 we only have group booking from 4 - 6 explorers. It is important for the atmosphere onboard that our guests know each other. Also, it is important for our mountain guides that the ski & hike level of the group is about the same.

Spectacular videos from amazing Nordfjord

Powder skiing mount Skåla

Skåla - this imposingly beautiful giant of a mountain - towers over the village of Loen in Nordfjord, and is considered one of the most spectacular mountain walks in Norway.

Mountainbiking in Gloppen

Thomas Vanderham and Remi Gauvin have both been to Norway before, but it’s one of those places that keeps drawing them back. With newly built mountain bike trails with a strong historic culture of moving through the mountains, the Nordfjord region has endless opportunities for adventure.

Surfing in Hoddevik Stadlandet

Watch Pro surfers Gony Zubizarreta (Volcom) and Marlon Lipke (RVCA) travel to Lapoint surf camp in Hoddevik (Stad) for an extraordinary adventure in Nordfjord, Norway. Between tall mountains, breathtaking nature and ancient Viking settlements, they scored waves and memories of a lifetime.

Nordfjord - All in one fjord

Nordfjord is situated between the largest mainland glacier in Europe and Norway’s wildest coast at the western cape, with spectacular mountains and valleys, rolling farmland and a dramatic coast line. Here, you are never far away from great, accessible travel experiences.

Nordfjord Moments with Fred Syversen

10 years ago, free-rider Fred Syversen jumped off a 107 meter high a cliff. And survived. The record-breaking jump is considered to be one of the craziest cliff jumps on skis in history. To mark the anniversary we gave him a different challenge: 107 moments in Nordfjord – one per meter, all in one weekend.

Hiking mount Skåla

Explore the magnificent hiking trip to Mount Skåla in Loen. You can go hiking, climbing, kayaking and biking in the area.

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Equipment List

Make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you’re missing something important on the list below.

Touring skis, boots and backcountry ski poles.

To assist in steep ascents. Consider bringing an ice ax or whippet as well.

Safety first! Make sure it fits over your thin, windproof hat and does not move when you shake your head.

Bring extra batteries for your beacon and make sure your beacon currently has above 90% battery.

2 sets of wool long-sleeved top and bottom. Warm, Extra Warm or Expedition thickness is recommended.

A medium thickness wool or fleece top to go over your base layer.

A thick, warm, insulated jacket to put on during breaks. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic.

Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extremely important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation.

Use a synthetic or down jacket that fits over your base layer and mid layer, yet underneath your rain shell. Should be comfortable with full range of movement when all layers are on.

Bring an extra medium thick layer to add underneath your medium insulated jacket in case you get cold easily.

1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth with wind proofing. 1 extra pair of thick mittens in case yours get wet. 3 in total.

2 warm hats. 1 thick, 1 thin. Make sure at least one has a windproof lining.

4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle or higher. 2 thin. 2 thick. We recommend a 5th pair that are extra thick for evenings.

Bring lightweight boots.

Ski pack for emergency gear and daily needs: food, water, beacon, shovel, probe, layers, first aid kit, etc... 40-50 liters recommended.

UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost. Bring dark lenses with plastic frames, not metal.

Make sure the Chapstick has UV rated sunscreen in it. We also suggest cold cream such as Dermatome to help protect your skin

Insulated water bottle, 2-liter capacity. Do not bring a camelback bladder, this will freeze in cold temperatures.

Waterproof shell pants. Gore-Tex is best. We recommend heavier duty pants to keep you warm with zips for ventilation.

Make sure you bring extra batteries as they die faster in the cold.

We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra. No cotton

Be prepared for the cold. Insulating your camera will keep it working for the entire trip. We suggest bringing an extra battery pack.

Strongly recommended to insulate you from the ground